The asteroid that buzzed past Earth on October 31 looked like a skull at first blush, but new NASA images show another side to the space rock.
An unexpected and large asteroid is coming around for a rare flyby, zipping past Earth close enough for scientists to get a good look.
This isn't just a Millennium Falcon coffee table. It's an entire chase scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."
Experiments have demonstrated that it's possible to de-spin and redirect asteroids with high-powered lasers.
Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.
NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.
The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.
For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.
When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.
You don't have to duck, but a good-sized asteroid will make a fairly close flyby of Earth at the end of the month.